Friday, September 25, 2015

Phillip Jansen Obituary

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Philip M. Jansen, age 85, of Crosby, formerly of Annandale, died September 23, 2015 at his home in Crosby.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held 3:30 p.m. Monday, September 28, 2015 at St. Timothy Catholic Church, Maple Lake with Fr. John Meyer as Celebrant. Visitation will be held from 2:00-3:00 p.m. at the Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel in Maple Lake. Burial with military honors will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery.

Philip Martin Jansen was born September 19, 1930 to Martin and Martha (Baier) Jansen in Minneapolis, Minnesota. As a young boy, Phil moved with his family to the Silver Creek/Hasty Area. He farmed with his Dad and at the age of 17, Phil joined the United States Army. He proudly served his country from 1948-1952 during the Korean War. He was awarded a Purple Heart and 3 Bronze Stars. Upon his honorable discharge, he went to work for Burlington Northern Railroad and as a cab driver. On September 7, 1974 he was united in marriage to Darlene Bell in Watertown, South Dakota. Phil drove truck for redi-mix for 30 years for Suburban Redi-Mix and Model Stone Redi-Mix until his retirement in 1992. He was a former member of the Maple Lake American Legion and a current member of the Crosslake/50 Lakes American Legion. In his spare time, Phil enjoyed hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, and traveling by RV; he liked being outdoors. He could also be seen attending auctions and estate sales. He was also be remembered for his many home remodels.

Phil is survived by his wife of 41 years, Darlene of Crosby; children, Mary Jansen of St. Anthony Village, Patrick (Carolyn) Jansen of Otsego, Philip (friend, Sharon) Jansen of Oak Grove and Richard G.B. Connick of Weston, Colorado; and nieces, nephews and other family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Martin and Martha and sisters, Junette Passon and June Dalhberg.

Sarah Goelz and Krista Elsenpeter Tarbox will provide music for the service. Patrick Jansen, Philip Jansen, Gordie Fobbe, Gary Brynteson, Steve Passon and Gary Passon will serve as pallbearers. Richard G.B. Connick, Mary Jansen, Carolyn Jansen, Wayne Passon and David Passon will serve as honorary pallbearers. Arrangements are entrusted to Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services of Maple Lake.

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